Rachel Saperstein, Neve Dkalim/Nitzan
From Anatevka to Gush KatifEyes misted, tears fell and finally sobs could be heard from the Gush Katif audience as the edict of expulsion came to its inevitable conclusion.
When is Civil Disobedience Lawful?Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition both in Jewish and world history. Governments have enacted laws that were patently unjust, immoral and illegal. Open your Bible.
From Mortars to MenorahShells that were meant to injure and kill were used instead to fashion the Jewish symbol of life and dedication to the Almighty, the <I>menorah</I>.
The Miracles of Gush KatifYesterday, three Kassam rockets fell in the industrial area of our town. I was a few meters away, going to my car, when the explosions occurred. I didn't even bother telling my husband about this non-event. Another miracle of Gush Katif.
No One Signed UpEach day, we are hit with another bit of psychological warfare by a government in panic mode. Why this hysteria on the part of the government?
Yonatan Bassi: "They'll Go Quietly"He went on to state that the obedient, law-abiding, Torah-imbued folks of Gush Katif will take the government handout, leaving with despair, but understanding that this is best for the country. They will understand that leaving homes, farms, synagogues and <I>yeshivot</I> to the Arab enemies is the "Zionist ideal".
A Lawyer Calls: "Be Realistic"My cousin's daughter, a Tel Aviv lawyer, called last night. "Be realistic," she said. "You know that you are going to be expelled from Gush Katif. So get yourself a lawyer and start negotiating for money now."
Thoughts Before the Vote on ExpulsionOnce, we were quiet farmers, teachers, rabbis, housewives, Zionists. Today, every day, the Israeli media have turned us into pariahs. Why? Because we dare to resist our expulsion.